Are you a waiting tourist and longing for a beautiful B&B? A foodie who likes good food in a charming village pub?
Then look no further than the winners of the 25th Annual AA B&B Awards.
The best B & Bs in England, Wales and Scotland have been named, along with the friendliest B&B of the year, the restaurant with rooms of the year and the inn of the year. Scroll down to find out who the winners are and why they won …
AA GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR, ENGLAND – Bulleigh Barton Manor, Newton Abbot, Devon
Bulleigh Barton Manor was praised by AA for being ‘flawless inside and out’
the AA Inspector praised Bulleigh Barton Manor for its’ warm hospitality and genuine welcome ‘, emphasizing that they are’ both hallmarks [of] this family-run establishment. ‘
They continued: ‘This wonderful home, immaculate inside and out, dates back to the 1400s and is steeped in history. Today, it offers en suite rooms that provide comfortable accommodation in a quiet country setting. Breakfast is abundant with locally sourced products.
AA GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR, SCOTLAND – Ivybank Lodge, Blairgowrie, Perth & Kinross
Guests at the Ivybank Lodge can relax amid “elegant Victorian architecture mixed with contemporary design.”
‘Ivybank Lodge it is a charming and luxurious Victorian home, set on an acre of mature gardens, just a 10-minute walk from downtown Blairgowrie, ‘said the AA inspector.
Its appearance is imposing, yet welcoming, while inside, elegant Victorian architecture blends with contemporary design. The characterful lounge is an excellent place to sit by the fire and relax with a glass of local whiskey.
AA GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR, WALES – Firgrove Country House B&B, Ruthin, Denbighshire
The AA said Firgrove Country House B&B has ‘immaculate gardens’ and ‘quality decor’
A warm welcome is assured at Firgrove Country House B&B, said the AA inspector, describing the property as “well proportioned” with “quality decor” and “immaculate grounds”.
They added: ‘The rooms, complemented by sleek and modern bathrooms, are equipped with a host of thoughtful extras. Memorable breakfasts, made with homemade or local products, are served in an elegant dining room. Imaginative dinners are also available upon reservation.
INN OF THE YEAR – The Impecable Pig, Sedgefield, County Durham
The Impeccable Pig’s bar and restaurant serves delicious food all day, the AA said.
the Flawless pig brings home the bacon, apparently.
The AA explained that the inn is a Grade II listed building with rooms in a nearby remodeled garage that has “ high-quality specifications such as six-foot beds, large round tin baths and oversized showers. ”
The inspector added: ‘One room has its own garden with sauna and Jacuzzi. The bar and restaurant serve delicious food throughout the day.
ROOM RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – The Hare, Scawton, North Yorkshire
Guests visiting The Hare leave feeling like they’ve found a hidden gem, AA said
The Hare ‘never disappoints’, said the AA inspector.
They continued: ‘This charming town pub has come a long way since Paul and Liz Jackson took over and now they have firmly stamped their personality all over the product.
“ Two stunning rooms (and two more to follow in 2021) take full advantage of the stone walls and natural materials and have been thoughtfully appointed with some of the most modern amenities you would expect today. The restaurant itself continues to impress, serving modern cuisine and experience in a setting that embodies the age and charm of the building.
“The welcome is always warm and personalized and guests leave feeling that they have found a ‘hidden gem’.
MOST AA FRIENDLY B & B OF THE YEAR – The Timble Inn, Timble, North Yorkshire
This quintessential Grade II listed Yorkshire pub has charming little spaces, low ceilings, lots of oak, open brick and wood stoves.
“ This is a hidden gem (aside from those who already know it, of course) as it is off the beaten track near the spa town of Harrogate. ” said the AA.
‘This is a quintessential Grade II listed Yorkshire pub with charming little spaces, low ceilings, lots of oak, open brick and wood burning stoves. The spacious and well-appointed rooms feature large Freeview televisions and very comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Award-winning food is served in the elegant restaurant. The team here is very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. ‘